Non-Affiliated Experts

Individuals not affiliated with ITIF who have participated in ITIF events or co-authored an ITIF publication.

James Speta

Professor of Law
Northwestern University Law School

Jim Speta has been a professor of law at Northwestern Universty of Law school since 1999. His research interests include telecommunications and Internet policy, antitrust, administrative law, and market organization. He teaches in the Law School and in the Joint Program in Law and Business operated by the Law School and the Kellogg School. A 1991 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Speta joined the Northwestern faculty following a one-year visit. He had previously clerked for Judge Harry T. Edwards on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Read more »

Randolph May

President
Free State Foundation

Randolph J. May is President of The Free State Foundation, an independent, non-profit free market-oriented think tank. Before entering the think tank world, he practiced communications, administrative, and regulatory law as a partner at major national law firms. He served as Assistant General Counsel and Associate General Counsel at the Federal Communication Commission from 1978 to 1981. Mr. Read more »

Eric Klinker

Chief Executive Officer
BitTorrent

Eric Klinker is the Chief Executive Officer of BitTorrent, Inc. bringing close to two decades worth of networking experience as a technologist and innovator. Eric joins BitTorrent from his previous post as CTO and Vice President of Engineering at Internap, a leading provider of network optimization and content delivery solutions. Previously, Eric worked at netVmg, Excite@Home and the Naval Research Laboratory. Read more »

James W. Cicconi

Senior Executive Vice President
AT&T Services, Inc.

Jim Cicconi, senior executive vice president-External and Legislative Affairs, is responsible for AT&T's public policy organization. He has served in this capacity since November 2005, shortly after the close of the merger between SBC Communications and AT&T Corp. Read more »

Jaana Remes

Senior Fellow
McKinsey Global Institute

Jaana Remes is a senior fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey's economics research arm. MGI's independent investigations combine McKinsey's microeconomic understanding of companies and industries with the rigor of leading academic economic analyses.
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Lenny Mendonca

Lenny Mendonca
Chair Emeritus
McKinsey Global Institute

Lenny Mendonca is a director (senior partner) in the San Francisco office of McKinsey & Company, where he leads the firm's knowledge development. Lenny is on the Shareholders' Council of McKinsey (its board of directors) and oversees the McKinsey Global Institute and the firm's communications (including McKinsey Quarterly). He has helped dozens of corporate, government, and not-for-profit clients solve their most difficult management challenges. Read more »

Elettra Ronchi

Coordinator of Health ICT Projects
OECD

Elettra currently shares responsibility for a project geared towards “understanding the drivers and barriers to the adoption of Electronic Health Records across OECD countries.” A PhD graduate in genetics and neurology with a research career at distinguished institutions, as well as training in health system management and risk analysis.

Steve DelBianco

Steve DelBianco
Executive Director
NetChoice

As the executive director of NetChoice, Steve DelBianco is a well-known expert on Internet governance, online consumer protection, and Internet taxation.

Steve has provided expert testimony in six Congressional hearings, and is a frequent witness in state legislatures. Moreover, Steve is an effective advocate for business interests at meetings of the Internet Governance Forum and ICANN.

Steve is often quoted on technology issues in the media, including a segment on "60 Minutes" to expose barriers to e-commerce in residential real estate. Read more »

Claude Barfield

Resident Scholar
AEI

Claude Barfield, a former consultant to the office of the U.S. Trade Representative, researches international trade policy (including trade policy in China and East Asia), the World Trade Organization (WTO), intellectual property, and science and technology policy. His many books include Free Trade, Sovereignty, Democracy: The Future of the World Trade Organization (AEI Press, 2001), in which he identifies challenges to the WTO and to the future of trade liberalization.

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Robert Lawrence

Robert Lawrence
Albert L. Williams Professor
Harvard University